Biden pledged to ‘follow the science.’ But experts say he’s sometimes fallen short

WASHINGTON — It’s a mantra that President Biden has repeated since the early days of the 2020 campaign: If elected, he’d always “follow the science.”

As president, though, Biden has sometimes struggled to follow through on his science-first pledges. Over the winter, the White House press secretary publicly undercut the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention after she suggested teachers didn’t necessarily need to be vaccinated for schools to be reopened safely. Then came the administration’s sudden U-turn on mask guidance in May, which was criticized for effectively assuming that unvaccinated Americans would still wear face coverings.

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Biden pledged to ‘follow the science.’ But experts say he’s sometimes fallen short

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